In this activity, students grapple with documents to determine whether or not they believe prohibition was a success or a failure. There are a variety of documents from photographs, to charts, to newspaper excerpts, for students to explore. For each of the documents, students must write whether it depicts prohibition as a success or a failure, and then they must explain their reasoning. After completing this activity, I usually have students place prohibition on a continuum from success to failure and then have them explain their reasoning for placing it as such by using evidence from the documents. My students have fun debating this at the end of class!